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Please join us for our annual GELF Benefit Dinner!
April 1, 2017
Newton North High School
 Newton Schools Foundation Logo
Tickets are on sale now! Scroll down to purchase seats.

Change students' lives by joining Newton community members for chef's favorites, beer pairings and wine, and live entertainment to support lower-income Newton students in taking advantage of international opportunities.

 Come for food, fun, & more!
  • Five course gourmet tasting menu prepared by Chef Katya Salkever
  • Live music by Newton South's very own Katani Sumner and band
  • Fine beer pairings carefully selected to accompany each course, introduced by Jim Koch, Sam Adams founder & CEO
  • Benefit raffle
  • Excellent company (150 of the coolest members of our community!)
  • A great cause: Opening up travel opportunities to Newton students regardless of background
  Last year alone, GELF funded:
  • more than $40,000
  • to 21 students 
  • to travel to 8 countries!

Since its inception, GELF has funded more than 160 students for international travel and given away more than $240,000 in scholarships! Student scholarships are almost entirely funded by proceeds from the benefit dinner, which raised $58,600 last year. Please consider supporting GELF in 2017!

Reserve your seat today using the button below or you may send a $150/person check (made payable to Newton Schools Foundation) to:

Newton Schools Foundation

P.O. Box 590020

Newton, MA 02459 


Please write GELF on the memo line of your check and include guest names and your email address.

Whether you are coming or not, please consider donating to support a teacher to attend the event ($100/person) or just mail a check to the address above.

Purchase benefit dinner tickets below! Email Samantha_mandel@newton.k12.ma.us for support.
Number of Tickets ($150/ticket)
Names of additional guests:
Vegetarian? Let us know!
Can't come but still want to donate or Support a Teacher? Click here! Please tell us if your donation is to support a teacher.
Donations can also be mailed to:
Newton Schools Foundation
P.O. Box 590020
Newton, MA 02459 

Please write GELF on the memo line of your check.

A special thank you to our many 2016 dinner and auction sponsors: 
Samuel Adams® 
STA Travel
The Village BankTM
Rodriguez Hennessey Family, Stembridge Family, Claire Lombard, Sarah Kahn, Katya Salkever, Christopher Alberg, Tiger’s Loft, Wegman’s,  Russo’s, Shaw’s, George Howell Coffee,  Stop & Shop, Trader Joe’s, O’Hara’s/Paddy’s, Aji’s Sushi Bar, Brewer’s Coalition, BokX109 @ Hotel Indigo, Great Harvest Bread, Rox Diner, South Stage, Theater Ink,  Shannon Slattery, Lisa Monahan, Jeanette Lee, DREAMFAR HSM, Deluxe Station Diner, Dirty Boys Composting, Marquis Jewelers, Emily Prenner, Nail It!, Julie Sall, Megan Leary Crist, Kathy Lobo, WOW, Karen Sobin-Jonash, Down Under School of Yoga

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